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Light, Brick, Jute, Earth: Younès Rahmoun, 1996-2021 by SMCA and Kahn Insitute
Concerts & Performances
Join the Smith College Museum of Art, the Botanic Gardens, and the Kahn Institute for an outdoor performance by Moroccan Artist Younes Rahmoun on the banks of Paradise Pond.  Performance begins at 5:15pm
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Paradise Pond (opposite the Japanese Garden)
 
Art Exhibition by Alumna Kate Whittaker: Journeys and Visual Poems
General
Journeys, an exhibit of paintings by Kate Whittaker (AC 1990), reflect impressions formed during her climate research travels to remote areas of the world. Patterns form landscapes, marks conjure ancestral presence, and ancient calligraphy evokes a shared heritage. The process can involve forty or more layers of paint, while accents of micaceous paint illuminate and grow quiet with the changing light. Visual Poems, in traditional scroll format, are a natural offshoot of these layered paintings and combine details of her paintings and photographs to form narratives of their own. Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm Street
 
Buddhism and Extinction: Buddhist Perspectives on the Climate Emergency
General, Lectures & Presentations
Confronted with the climate emergency, Buddhists offer a range of responses, some inclining towards activism and others towards passivity. In this lecture, Dr. Karin Meyers examines these responses in light of a variety of Buddhist philosophical perspectives and the historical development of Buddhism in Asia and the West. She argues that the climate emergency ought to be a central Buddhist (and human) concern which calls for a deepening and evolution of Buddhist practice. Meyers is Visiting Assistant Professor at Smith this semester and received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2010.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seelye 201